The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord
The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord was a Christian Identity militia group, existing in Arkansas in the United States in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Some members were accused or convicted of crimes. The organization dissolved after a non-violent siege of the group’s compound by federal agents for four days in 1985 and leading members were convicted on racketeering and illegal weapons charges.
The founder James Ellison was released in 1987 after agreeing to testify at the Fort Smith Sedition Trial. The jury found all the defendants not guilty on all charges.